Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A wagon for carrying baggage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A French baggage wagon.
  • n. An ammunition wagon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An ammunition wagon.
  • n. A French baggage wagon.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ammunition-wagon or tumbril; a baggage-cart.

Etymologies

French.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French fourgon (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It's a very short train - Just four sleeping-cars, with a baggage van 'fourgon' in French at either end.

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  • Some men, horribly wounded, were being sent away by rail in a covered waggon ( "fourgon").

    My War Experiences in Two Continents

  • I had offered him the couch, but Jean-Marc insisted that the man, who went by "Vincent," * would be fine in the fourgon.

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  • Then came the fourgon with the rest of the retainers, the heavy baggage, and as much as it could carry of the mud and dust which the other vehicles left behind.

    Little Dorrit

  • After that I was given a _fourgon_, a wagon in which to transport the loaves of bread.

    The Backwash of War The Human Wreckage of the Battlefield as Witnessed by an American Hospital Nurse

  • But no; the brigadier's servant and the mess-waiter, who was a high-spirited and intelligent dragoon, sought to vary the _ennui_ of the march, and to assert their superiority over the Kaffirs in the matter of stage-driving, by taking the _fourgon_ and its half broken team full gallop down the incline terminating in Houwater _vlei_.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • Now the Brigade state _fourgon_ with a span of four mules was a big enterprise, and if treated gently might have ministered to the comfort of the staff for many months.

    On the Heels of De Wet

  • We found Daddy in the _fourgon_ with the baggages, writing a story and laughing -- making an awful row. '

    A Prisoner in Fairyland

  • His regularly handsome features, now reduced to mere bony lines and fleshless hollows, looked out of a woman's black velvet hood, over which was rammed forcibly a cocked hat picked up under the wheels of an empty army fourgon, which must have contained at one time some general officer's luggage.

    A Set of Six

  • The fourgon is overtaken, as agreed upon, at Shahriffabad, and after an hour's halt we conclude to continue on to the caravanserai, where, it will be remembered, my friend the hadji and Mazanderan dervish and myself found shelter from the blizzard.

    Around the World on a Bicycle - Volume II From Teheran To Yokohama

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  • with all its french baggage

    August 8, 2009

  • ... conclusion.

    August 8, 2009